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Mar

Waukon girls basketball team splits pair of State Tournament games to earn “final four” finish among Class 3A hoop elite


Best season in nearly a decade ended by eventual State Runner-Up ... Members of the Waukon girls basketball team display their State Tournament Semifinalist trophy after their 65-49 loss in the semifinal round of the Class 3A State Tournament to top-rated and top-seeded North Polk Thursday, February 28. The loss ended the Indians’ 2018-2019 season at a 19-4 overall record, their best season mark since the last time the Indians were at the State Tournament, the 2009-2010 season in which the Indians compiled a 25-2 mark and finished as the Class 3A State Runner-Up. North Polk went on to finish as this season’s Class 3A State Tournament Runner-Up, falling to third-rated and second-seeded Center Point-Urbana, 54-36, in the Class 3A State Championship game. View and find out how to purchase this photo and many more by clicking on the Photo Galleries link on this website.

Defeats Crestwood, 48-37, falls to runner-up North Polk, 65-49; Headington chosen All-Tournament

The old saying goes that all good things must come to an end, but for the Waukon girls basketball team that good thing came to an end at a great place where 60 of this season’s other 63 Class 3A teams would love to have been. Playing their way to the State Tournament for the first time since the program’s Class 3A State Runner-Up finish to cap off the 2009-2010 season, the basketball Lady Indians played their way to Class 3A’s “final four” teams at this season’s grand finale held at Wells Fargo Arena in Des Moines February 25-March 2, splitting the two games they were able to play before bowing out in the semifinal round of the Class 3A eight-team bracket.

Tue
05
Mar

Accepts Sportsmanship Award ...

Allamakee Community School District resident Nancy Reiser (far right in photo above) waves to the Waukon fan base as she was announced as Waukon High School’s representative for the Sportsmanship Award presented by the Iowa Girls High School Athletic Union and the Iowa Farm Bureau prior to the start of the Waukon girls basketball team’s first-round Class 3A State Tournament game against fellow Northeast Iowa Conference squad Crestwood Monday, February 25 at Wells Fargo Arena in Des Moines. Prior to the start of each first-round game at the Iowa High School Girls State Basketball Tournament, a fan supporting each participating team is honored after being nominated by their respective school. Along with each honored fan receiving a certificate, each represented high school also receives a $250 award to its scholarship fund in the name of the honored fan.

Tue
05
Mar

Will participate in Iowa-Minnesota All-Star Border Battle this Friday ...

Waukon wrestling 145-pound senior Miles Hansmeier will be among the top senior wrestlers from northeast Iowa and southeast Minnesota who will face off in the 18th annual Iowa-Minnesota All-Star Border Battle dual meet at 7 p.m. this Friday, March 8 at Crestwood High School in Cresco. The event is sponsored by the Iowa Wrestling Hall of Fame housed in Cresco and tickets for the event will be sold at the door at Crestwood High School.

Dennis Meirick, president of the hosting Iowa Wrestling Hall of Fame, notes that wrestlers from Crestwood, New Hampton, South Winneshiek, MFL/MarMac, Riceville, North Fayette Valley and Wapsie Valley will also wrestle for the Iowa squad against some of the state of Minnesota’s top matmen from the southeast portion of the state. The Iowa squad won last year’s Border Battle to take a 9-8 lead in the interstate mat series.

Tue
26
Feb

To be honored Friday for academics and athletics ...

Waukon High School girls basketball senior Maddie Ahlstrom has been selected as one of 22 Iowa high school senior girls basketball players to be honored as a member of the 2019 Iowa Basketball Coaches Association Academic All-State Girls Basketball Team. That team was selected out of 85 applicants and its members have recorded a combined ACT composite score of 29.8 and a grade point average of 4.0, along with a per game scoring average of 12.5 points. That Academic All-State Team will be recognized during halftime of the Class 1A State Tournament semifinal game to be played at 3:15 p.m. Friday, March 1 at Wells Fargo Arena in Des Moines.

Tue
26
Feb

Waukon basketball girls win first-round State Tournament test, 48-37, over Crestwood; Will face top-ranked North Polk Thursday

The ninth-rated Waukon girls basketball team (18-3) opened its Class 3A State Tournament in victorious fashion, outlasting seventh-rated Crestwood (15-5), 48-37, in the opening round of the season grand finale Monday, February 25 at Wells Fargo Arena in Des Moines. The Indians used a strong defensive effort that forced nearly the same number of turnovers (25) as the Cadets had in total shot attempts (29).

That first-round win advances the basketball Tribe to a Thursday, February 28 semifinals contest at 1:30 p.m. against top-rated and top-seeded North Polk (21-2), who defeated unrated and eighth-seeded Estherville-Lincoln Central (14-10) by a 59-47 result in other Monday night action. That Estherville-Lincoln Central team is coached by 1973 Waukon High School graduate Don Martindale, who took over the Lady Midgets’ program last year.

Tue
26
Feb

Register now for Waukon Park & Recreation Youth Soccer Program

The Waukon Park & Recreation Youth Soccer Program is for boys and girls in Kindergarten through sixth grade. Basic fundamentals of soccer will be taught along with team participation.

Teams will be grouped together as follows: Kindergarten is alone, first and second graders will be together, third and fourth graders will be together, and fifth and sixth graders will be together. Different size fields and balls will be used to accommodate the lower ages and skill levels. All players must wear shin guards and they must be covered by socks or pants. Cleats are optional.

The games will be played Saturday mornings starting April 13 and will run for five weeks. There will not be games April 20 due to Easter weekend. The dates will be as follows: April 13, April 27, May 4, May 11 and May 18. The make-up date will be Tuesday, May 21, if needed.

Tue
19
Feb

Waukon boys basketball team has season ended with 78-73 loss at New Hampton in first round of District play


All-time leading scorer ends career ... Waukon boys basketball senior Michael Sweeney soars to the hoop on his way to 18 points in the Indians’ 78-73 loss at New Hampton in the opening round of Class 2A District 4 Tournament play Wednesday, February 13. In the final game of his high school career for the Indians, Sweeney also dished out a team-high five assists and posted one each of rebounds and blocked shots, leaving the Waukon boys basketball career scoring lead at 1,299 points. View and find out how to purchase this photo and many more by clicking on the Photo Galleries link on this website.

After back-to-back nights of postponement, the Waukon boys basketball team had its 2018-2019 campaign brought to a close in the opening round of Class 2A District 4 Tournament play Wednesday, February 13. Originally scheduled for a Monday, February 11 date, winter weather moved the game to Tuesday, February 12 and then again to its final Wednesday date, but the game proved to be well worth the wait as the Indians battled their hosts, the New Hampton Chickasaws, neck-and-neck the entire game before ending up on the short end of a 78-73 final result to have their 2018-2019 season brought to completion.

Tue
19
Feb

Kee boys basketball team has season ended with 56-50 District loss to Starmont


Five Kee boys basketball seniors brought their high school basketball careers to a close with the Hawks’ 56-50 loss to Starmont Wednesday, February 13 in the opening round of Class 1A District 5 Tournament play at MFL/MarMac High School. In their final game, Jacob Berns (photo above) posted five each of points and rebounds, and (left to right in photo below) Ryan Whalen grabbed two rebounds and swiped one steal, Shawn Wild (partially hidden) posted three each of rebounds and steals, Dylan Walleser scored five points, grabbed three rebounds and posted one each of assists and blocked shots, and Josh Walleser tallied team-high totals of 18 points and seven rebounds while also dishing out two assists and swiping one steal. Photos courtesy of the Kee High School Yearbook. View and find out how to purchase these photos and many more by clicking on the Photo Galleries link on this website.

Having to wait a couple days to finally get its postseason underway due to winter weather delays, the Kee boys basketball team had its tournament trail cut short “under the Stars” Wednesday, February 13, as the Hawks fell to the Starmont Stars by a 56-50 final result in their Class 1A District 5 Tournament game played at MFL/MarMac High School in Monona. The game had been postponed from its originally scheduled Monday, February 11 date not just once, but twice, and that delay may have been what fueled Starmont junior guard Chris Baumgartner, as he erupted for a career-high 28 points to account for half the production of his 2-19 Stars’ team in the ballgame.

Tue
19
Feb

ON TO STATE for first time in nearly a decade ...

Players and coaches of the ninth-rated Waukon girls basketball team display their banners telling the tale of their qualification for the Class 3A State Tournament after a 55-44 Region 4 Championship victory over 13th-rated Davenport Assumption Saturday, February 16 at Marion High School. The Indians qualified for the season grand finale for the first time since the 2009-2010 season, when the basketball Tribe finished as the Class 3A State Tournament Runner-Up. They will open that State Tournament trek Monday, February 25 at 6:45 p.m. against fellow Northeast Iowa Conference squad Crestwood, rated seventh in Class 3A, at Wells Fargo Arena in Des Moines. View and find out how to purchase this photo and many more by clicking on the Photo Galleries link on this website.

Tue
19
Feb

Kee basketball girls have season ended by 49-37 loss to North Butler


Senior from the side ... Kee girls basketball senior Heather Mooney puts up a shot in the Hawks’ 31-30 Class 1A Region 2 quarterfinals win over Turkey Valley Wednesday, February 13 at Waukon. Mooney scored six points and grabbed three rebounds in the win. Photo courtesy of the Kee High School Yearbook. View and find out how to purchase this photo and many more by clicking on the Photo Galleries link on this website.

The Kee girls basketball team had its 2018-2019 season brought to a close one game shy of a familiar destination each of the past four seasons. After sitting idle for nearly two weeks with their final regular season games being canceled and their first-round Class 1A regional tournament game being postponed, the Lady Hawks got their postseason tournament trail started with a thrilling, 31-30 victory over fellow Upper Iowa Conference squad Turkey Valley Wednesday, February 13 at Waukon before having that postseason journey brought to a halt by a 49-37 loss to North Butler Friday, February 15 at North Fayette Valley High School in West Union.

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